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Subject: [DCHAS-L] University Chemistry Labs Told to Improve Safety
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 07:54:05 -0400
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University Chemistry Labs Told to Improve Safety
After serious accidents, a U.S. National Research Council Report urges accountability all the way up to college presidents

A major new report on safety in academic chemical research is calling on US universities to adopt a ?culture of safety? actively supported at all levels, from university presidents and chancellors to student researchers.

The report, issued by the US National Research Council (NRC) in response to recent serious accidents in some university research laboratories indicates that previous approaches to reduce laboratory accidents, which usually involve introducing new regulations, have not been successful enough.

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